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US water use reaches lowest level in 45 years

The latest figures on water use in the United States show that conservation efforts are having an impact.
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New research aims to measure impact of conservation actions on water quality

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to measure the impact of farmers' conservation practices on water quality.
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Californians face $500 fines for water waste under new restrictions

The Water Resources Control Board has issued a new emergency regulation that restricts outdoor water use in urban areas for all residents of California.
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Nearly 4,000 California businesses may disregard water conservation calls

Due to outdated legislation that grants some of them senior rights, about 4,000 businesses and farms in the state are free to use as much water as they want.
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Bureau of reclamation grants $44.3 million to water system projects

The grants will be used to support and finance projects including infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, restoration of aquatic habitats and improving water resiliency.
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Cooperation and conservation in regional water management

Broward County, Fla., addresses a unique set of circumstances with an open-handed approach
The United States enjoys access to abundant supplies of potable water. But, water suppliers know what the average person does not.
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Colorado governor calls for collaboration to conserve water

Speaking before a crowd of more than 2,000 at ACE13, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests.
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Fluid Recovery Services reaches proposed settlement with EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a Clean Water Act settlement with Fluid Recovery Services, LLC, which operates three wastewater treatment plants in western Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves discharge permit violations associated with the treatment of wastewater generated from oil and gas extraction activities.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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